What do we know about who does and does not attend general health checks? Findings from a narrative scoping review

R. Dryden, B. Williams, C. McCowan, M. Themessl-Huber

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Routine health check-ups appear to be taken up inequitably, with gender, age, socio-demographic status and ethnicity all associated with differential service use. Furthermore, non-attenders appeared to have greater clinical need or risk factors suggesting that differential uptake may lead to sub-optimal health gain and contribute to inequalities via the inverse care law. Appropriate service redesign and interventions to encourage increased uptake among these groups is required.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)723
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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